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McLean Hospital’s Dr. Joseph Coyle Receives Sarnat Award

McLean Hospital’s Joseph T. Coyle, MD, widely renowned for his revolutionary neuroscience research that has led to improved clinical care for those with mental illness worldwide, was honored today by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) with the 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health. The selection of Coyle, who holds the Eben S. Draper Chair of Psychiatry and...

McLean Leaders Draw Accolades

Joseph Coyle Earns the Julius Axelrod Prize McLean Hospital Chief Scientific Officer Joseph Coyle, MD, was recognized by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) with the Julius Axelrod Prize during its annual conference in November 2013. The Julius Axelrod Prize recognizes exceptional achievements in neuropharmacology and in mentoring young scientists. “Dr. Coyle is an outstanding...

McLean Hospital Chief Scientific Officer Earns Julius Axelrod Prize

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) awarded the Julius Axelrod Prize to Joseph T. Coyle, MD, chief scientific officer and chief of the Division of Basic Neuroscience of McLean Hospital. The Julius Axelrod Prize recognizes exceptional achievements in neuropharmacology and in mentoring young scientists. The $25,000 prize was awarded during Neuroscience 2013, SfN's annual meeting and the world's...

Exploring the Biological Basis of Autism

One way to begin to understand the causes and effects of psychiatric illnesses is to examine the brain on the cellular level. More specifically, scientists look at how cells function on an individual level and how they interact with other cells in the brain. The Integrative Neurobiology Laboratory at McLean is dedicated exclusively to this approach. Led by Chris Cowan, PhD, the lab is...

Expanding the McLean Family: Renowned Investigator Chris Cowan Joins the McLean Division of Basic Neuroscience

The McLean community grew a little larger when nationally recognized investigator Christopher Cowan, PhD, and his team from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School relocated to Belmont in 2012. “Chris Cowan and his research team have made important contributions to the local, national and international science community. We wanted to recruit a top-notch neuroscientist whose...

Responsibility and Privilege: McLean Faculty Serving as Journal Editors Influence the Field

The Archives of General Psychiatry (Archives) made quite a stir in July of 2011 when it published a twins study suggesting that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has both genetic heritability and a significant environmental component. Picked up by the mass media, including NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, and others, the California Autism Twins Study (CATS) “marked an important shift in...

New Basic Neuroscience Division Committed to Collaboration

With the establishment of a new Division of Basic Neuroscience in the fall of 2010, McLean is focusing on enhancing a research environment that is intellectually rigorous and conducive to discovery. The division, the third created in accordance with McLean’s strategic plan, promotes a research culture in which scientists with different interests, expertise, and backgrounds ask...